Steve Wildes

Covering The Cost Of Your Own Funeral

Covering The Cost Of Your Own Funeral

Your own funeral can be hard to think about, but some intelligent research and thoughtful planning could ensure value for money with that final big spend. The first step is to organise the funeral. 

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8 Tips To Reduce The Cost Of A Funeral

8 Tips To Reduce The Cost Of A Funeral

Granted – it’s not all about the money. But for many people, cutting costs on a funeral is important for their own lifestyle and welfare. Let’s look at some of the ways you can manage the costs. In my humble opinion, these tips seem pretty reasonable.

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Should Your Children Have A TFN?

Should Your Children Have A TFN?

There are other administrative tasks that you may consider attending to at the same time, such as applying for a tax file number (TFN) for the kids. 

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Remarriage Means Revisiting Your Estate Plan

Remarriage Means Revisiting Your Estate Plan

With one in three first marriages and one in two second marriages ending in divorce, perhaps the biggest risk to your estate is not a GFC, it is poor estate planning. This is exacerbated by the increase in the number of blended families with ex-spouses, step-children, half siblings, etc. that create a whole new financial picture.

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Gifting Shares To Charity In Your Will

Gifting Shares To Charity In Your Will

When preparing a Will, people often contemplate gifting money to charity, but have you ever thought about gifting shares after you pass away?

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Estate Planning Steps Should You Be Getting Divorced

Estate Planning Steps Should You Be Getting Divorced

With 1 in 3 first marriages and 1 in 2 second marriages ending in divorce you just cannot afford to overlook your estate planning.  Divorce is not easy and it often forces you to invest significant amounts of time, money and stress.  It’s not only a difficult time emotionally with a lot to do and many decisions to make, so it’s no surprise that many people fail to update their estate plan including the impact on business structures.

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Do You Need An Advanced Care Plan?

Do You Need An Advanced Care Plan?

Did you know that Australia has a Government organisation known as the Australian Digital Health Agency? This is the organisation managing all of our My Health Records and can also be the repository of your Advance Care Planning document (ACP).

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Who Can See Your Will After Death?

Who Can See Your Will After Death?

There is a broad class of people entitled to see a will once someone has died. The first step is to determine if someone fits within that group.

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